VIZ Media recently announced something bizarre. The announce the debut of the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Twitch streaming event… Yea I know you’re all probably wondering when did twitch start stream other stuff other than games. This is quite interesting actually. If this goes successfully then it proves so much more why companies need to start stepping away from traditional TV networks and just do their own streaming via platforms like Twitch.
The first three seasons of the acclaimed multi-generational action adventure property begin streaming today through August 25 on VIZ Media’s Twitch channel: twitch.tv/viz. The 113 episodes on Twitch constitute the first three seasons and multiple story arcs of the series (PHANTOM BLOOD, BATTLE TENDENCY, STARDUST CRUSADERS, and DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE). Fans can enjoy the subtitled stream and interact with the vast online community starting at 10AM PST each day with an encore broadcast of the stream at 3PM PST.
The stream will however UNFORTUNATELY only be available for audiences in US and Canada.
Official Statements from both VIZ 7 Twitch were made with regards to the stream:
“Twitch’s gamer community has a long-standing affinity for anime based on the passion seen during anime-related shows, movies, and games streamed on our service,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “Thanks to VIZ, one of the most popular brands in the anime space, we’re able to continue to feed that passion with over a hundred episodes of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.”
“Twitch delivers a powerful shared interactive viewing experience with a large contingent of anime fans within its community,” says Candice Uyloan, Senior Director, Marketing at VIZ Media. “The JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE event on Twitch will allow fans to celebrate the series and join the conversation in a manner unlike ever before.”
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Twitch Air Dates:
Season 1, PHANTOM BLOOD
- August 13th – Episodes 1-9
Season 1, BATTLE TENDENCY
- August 14th – Episodes 10-18
- August 15th – Episodes 19-26
Season 2, STARDUST CRUSADERS
- August 16th – Episodes 1-9
- August 17th – Episodes 10-18
- August 18th – Episodes 19-26
- August 19th – Episodes 27-35
- August 20th – Episodes 36-44
- August 21st – Episodes 45-48
Season 3, DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE
- August 21st – Episodes 1-5
- August 22nd – Episodes 6-13
- August 23rd – Episodes 14-22
- August 24th – Episodes 23-31
- August 25th – Episodes 32-39
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is based on Hirohiko Araki’s critically acclaimed Shonen Jump manga series that depicts the multigenerational exploits of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil. In the anime series, the Aztecs – the people of the sun – once prospered in ancient Mexico. They had a bizarre stone mask that brought eternal life and the power of a domineering ruler to he who wore it, but at some point, the mask disappeared without a trace. Years later, in the late 19th Century, when men’s lifestyles and outlooks on life were quickly changing, Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando meet, and the stone mask binds them to a rather curious fate…
VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.